Xavier Nixon Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Florida OT

April 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2013 NFL draft is one that will be remembered as being deep along the offensive and defensive lines.
The "depth" of the offensive tackle position is an interesting case. It is a group stacked heavily at the top, with an underclass of prospects who all display unique characteristics coupled with shortcomings.
The job of NFL scouts and NFL draft evaluators is to identify where each side of the coin translates to the NFL game.
What does Xavier Nixon bring to the table?
Athleticism starts in the feet, and the feet are the first thing we will always look at when analyzing offensive tackles. The good news is, Nixon has good feet. Better than average, in fact. In a draft full of NFL tackle prospects with so many question marks after Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher, this is among the most important traits to leave unquestioned.
Quickness, Agility and Balance
Wasted motion. It's what you notice over and o...

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